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tv   [untitled]    July 1, 2012 8:00am-8:30am PDT

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supervisor elsbernd: good
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morning. welcome to the city operations and neighborhood services committee meeting. my name and sean elsbernd, chair of the committee. to my left is a professor christina olague. our clerk today is mr. derek evans. anybody with cell phones, please turn them on assignment or vibrate. mr. clerk, would you please call, and we have a lot of folks survey for items one and two, but we're going to do item 3 first to get it out of the way some of our officers can get back to work. please call item number 3. >> item number 3, hearing to consider the transfer of an existing type 20 beer and wine license from 566 minnesota street to 101 4th street to beth aboulafia to serve the public convenience as necessary -- or necessity of the people of the city and county of san francisco. >> i am the inspector with the police department. the applicant filed an application with the california
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department about alcoholic beverage control, seeking a type 20 off-sale beer and wine store license, located on the corner of 101 4th street. inside a commercial space with numerous retail establishments and eateries. for the purposes of this hearing, the california department of alcoholic beverage control, abc, six in determination from the board of supervisors as to the approval or denial of this license. police calls for service from july 2010 to january 2011, 101 police calls the police reports for the same time span, 14 reports. this premises is located on a slot 224. the high crime area is defined as 215 or more police reports in a plot. this one has 480 reports for
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2010, over the high crime area definition by 265 reports. the applicant premises is located in a high crime area. this premises is located in census tracts 176.02, and population is 534. off-sale licenses of christ is one. active off-sale licenses, seven. the applicant premises is currently located in an undue concentrated area. three leopard -- letters of protest or received by the abc. no record with abc of letters of support. there's no opposition. the alu recommends approval. the following conditions recommended. number one, sales and service is about public beverages should be committed between the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
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daily, except thanksgiving through new year's eve, sales of alcoholic beverages will be permitted from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., and on the day after thanksgiving, the day before christmas, and the day after christmas, sales of karbala beverages shall be permitted from 6:00 a.m. to 12 yen number two, no more than 5% of the square for the rich -- square footage of the premises will be used for display of alcoholic beverages. 3, no malt beverages with the alcoholic content greater than 5.7, except for microbrews, kraft bruce, organic, and specialty products sold under such designation as stout, porter, ipa, and esc, to eliminate high of all, low-cost products that are frequently abused but did not prevent the cells of specialty and craft beer products.
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four, the cells of beer or malt beverages in quantities of 16 ounces, 22 ounces, 32 ounces, 40 ounces, or similar sized containers is permited. 5, no beer or malt beverages shall be sold in quantities of less than manufactured, pre- packaged four-packs for sale. no wine coolers or beer coolers shall be sold in less than manufactured pre-packaged multi- unit quantities of four. six, no wind shall be sold with an alcoholic content of greater than 15% by volume, except for dinner winds which have been aged two years or more in maintained in court bottles. 7, wind shall not be sold in bottles or the tenor's smaller than 750 ml's unless old-line manufacturer, a prepackaged, multi-unit quantities. thank you.
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supervisor elsbernd: i have heard a lot of conditions. i have never heard the one about thanksgiving and christmas. this one is unique. any public comment on this application? please come forward. you'll have two minutes. >> ok, my name is michael, with district 6. there was no community outreach done by the applicant. there are properties nearby, but they did not go to any community organizations. the first issue is the [unintelligible] states that there's no alcoholic beverages within the gardens, so we feel that it is important that -- you know, who is going
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to be monitoring this? two, there were actually five or six things -- did you see the package? more than that were given to abc. and there are no letters of support, so that would mean they did not do any outreach. also, there was as part of the complaints come a map of yerba buena gardens, which shows you the points of interest. when you have these children- related activities nearby -- i am not sure i can read them all, but you have the ice skating rink, a play circle at the center of the gardens, the bowling center, the carrousel -- i mean, these are all children- related things, plus the yerba buena gardens themselves. so how is this going to be
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mitigated? [bell rings] it is clear that there was no community outreach. the mitigations seem to be somewhat inadequate. there should be at least sign niche, because they will also sell cigarettes. how are they going to address the cigarette smoking nearby? we would like to see them get a license, but we would like to see it better mitigated for the community thank. thank you. supervisor elsbernd: thank you. next speaker, please. >> if there are any other speakers, lined up along the wall. >> good morning, supervisors. i have another map here. you can see the open spaces. within two blocks of this area, you have plazas, parking lots, parks. again, somebody could go into
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target, by a six-pack, and then drink it anywhere they want. clearly. and we have people coming from all over the world to our city, and this is what we do. and they come for the restaurants that are being put in the area and other things, and we have a theater, too. so literally, you can go to target and then walked in with your six-pack and start drinking in the theater. who is going to tell? ok? so i do not see how they mitigate even with what is existing there currently, and also, the boilerplate -- i am using the word boilerplate. so i am concerned that, again, no community outreach. i had to come up to this. this was put in on friday. abc lacked in what they send out to the board of supervisors. i am concerned about this being
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rushed. unfortunately, the way it was done, and i do not appreciate that. i feel that, again, the community was not -- community organizations. [bell rings] i feel that -- again, the police -- let's talk about the police. the police will be moving their station out eventually. so how will the pete -- will the police be able to respond when there will be no police station in bayview? police station, halls of justice, all that stuff is going. we're moving that stuff out. this store, i am sure, will be there for 20 plus years. [bell rings] thank you. >> any other speakers on this item? >> good morning. i am bbeth, and i am here
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representing target this morning. this is an exciting project, the first target store in san francisco, one of the first city target stores to be opening in california. the new city target stores are slightly modified target stores, a little smaller than the traditional target stores but designed specifically to meet the needs of urban residents, commuters, tourists. a big part of -- a big component of the city target here in the metrion will be the grocery section. it will be significant and will offer fresh meat, produce, vegetables to the bakery items, and in conjunction with that first offering -- that grocery offering, the target would like to offer the convenience of being able to purchase beer and
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wine with their other cockroach reece -- a other grocers. the alcohol sales are small portion, but they are a convenience to customers shopping for grocery items, and consumers shopping for grocery items would expect to find the speed with respect to the comments raised this morning, we have worked very closely with the san francisco police department and that with them. we had extensive discussions with the representatives from the police department and with the abc. we have agreed to conditions that were laid out here this morning. it will ensure that target's alcohol sales operation did not negatively impact the community. the police are satisfied with those conditions, and targets operations, there will be no negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood, as is the abc. so we would ask the supervisors to follow the recommended issue
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of the police department. i am happy to answer any questions. [bell rings] >> thank you. any other public comment? if anybody else would like to comment on this item, you can line up on this side. >> good morning. my name is earl, and i was surprised that target was going to be selling alcohol, too. there was no community outreach, none that i know of. i go to committee meetings for the police department every month almost, and i do not hear -- i know walgreen's was talking about having an alcoholic thing, and there was a big push against that. there were talking to the police and stuff, and that is good, but the police already have a hard time regulating it in the district that i am in, district 6. so the police already have a hard time regulating the
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drinking and stuff in public, so i am trying to figure out how this target will deal with that. because i love target. it is almost like a walmart, and i wish we could get a walmart. but the thing is, you have to look its stuff like that. all because you say you're going to sell micro brewery beer so that maybe the people on sixth street will not go in there and get malt liquor, you know, so you're going to let the upper class get drunk off of what they drink instead. so i think it should be more community outreach. >> good morning. my name is john, regional development management with targeted corporation -- in court on -- with targets in corporation. in regards to the new target here, the city target, being a
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new model, we will have our component as part of it, and the alcohol, and it is just beer and wine, and that is just a portion or component of the food section of the store, and that will actually be the -- to the beer and wine will be less than 500 square feet. again, it is met for those that come in better shopping for dinner or whatever and maybe want to pick up a bottle of wine. we're following all the rules laid down by the police department. when we went through the approval process for the entitlements for this store itself, we did have a number of community outreach, and at that point when meeting with the community, we were talking about the fact that there would be food and liquor sales. again, on a limited amount. oh, and we do not have any smoking products that we sell.
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if there are any questions, i would be more than willing to answer. >> no questions. >> thank you. >> in the the public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. on this item, what i will say to the target folks, i think you're learning a lesson here coming into san francisco, and that working with the community, there are certain standards that might work in other parts of the state, other parts of the country, but communities in san francisco always in demand more. i do not think that means we stop this liquor license. i think we want to see move forward with your business. at the kid is going to be great for the metreon. but as you move forward, keep in mind that being a part of this community really means being a part of this community, working with your neighbors. i trust that you have done what you have done. but once you get this, it is not over. we look forward to you being a part of the san francisco community and welcome you with
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open arms. supervisor, any comments? supervisor olague: i am also supportive of the target coming into this area. i believe this is a readable material. this is the metreon. we recently approved one on carried boulevard -- on geary boulevard. i have to say, i do not actually support the sales of liquor in any store, so i am going to have to say no. i guess we will move it forward with that recommendation. i still struggle with a debt of target selling groceries, given the impact it might have, at least in the area on geary with some of the smaller, independently-owned businesses. i know that in the downtown area, i believe there is a liquor store just within a block, half a block, and there are other options of places where people can purchase alcohol. i actually do not support this. supervisor elsbernd: ok.
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mr. clerk, can we send the item forward with the conditions without a recommendation to the full board? that will be the order. thank you very much. thank you. supervisor olague: and if you can do more community outreach at some point, i think that would be great. supervisor elsbernd: the next two items on the agenda are two hearings brought to us by supervisor olague. we will go in the order that you desire. what would you like first, item one or item two? >> i think they're both very critical issues, but there are a lot of people here for both items. i am sorry in a way that we did not schedule these for two separate days. i did not realize they were as popular as they are. i guess i will go along with the way the schedule was set, and that is to start with the prevention of trash and recycle bin scavenging first, and then we will go to the services and assistance to families that experience sudden loss of the family member, but we probably
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will not get to that for probably another 45 minutes or an hour. so people who are here for that can go to my office or take a break, or they can stand as into the trash-talking that we're going to start here shortly. [laughter] supervisor elsbernd: call item number 1. >> item 1, hearing to request presentation from recology in department of public works regarding impacts of trash and recycle bin scavenging and the solutions to prevent the situation in residential and commercial neighborhoods. supervisor olague: thank you for coming today to this hearing to request presentations regarding impacts of trash and recycle bin scavenging in the solutions to prevent the situation in both residential and commercial neighborhoods. we will alconversation about the impact of recycling centers in san francisco on small businesses and on and neighborhoods. to address a recycling scavenging, it is challenging without talking about the
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criminal invasion and poverty, so it is a born to be helpful on how we can improve the conditions without making poor people even more disempowered. i hope to have a productive conversation about how we can make san francisco 0 waste by 2020 goal, and encourage social entrepreneurialism, and support small businesses in san francisco around dealing with waste disposal and the need for better options for recycling redemption. we will focus on two areas, information on programs to encourage recycling, minimize scavenging, and reduce waste, including waste to prevent scavenging in the options available to home and business owners to minimize its impact. i would also like information on the effects of the state convenience own mandate in the impacts of this cycle -- recycling centers for small businesses, neighborhoods, in
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general quality of life. our first presenter will be the san francisco environment, and there will talk to us today about the recycling program, zero waste goals, and recycling centers. >> good morning, supervisors. i am with the department of the environment. thank you for the opportunity to present and get a high level overview for the board and the members of the audience are around san francisco's 0 waste goals and talk a little bit about california's bottle belt which is an important tool in our overall efforts to achieve zero waste. if we can have the presentation up. specifically, san francisco's 0
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waste goals and policies have been around for a period of time. the first was the state in 1989 passing ab 939, which set the 50% the version going california. and in 2003, san francisco launched its own policy by directing that we achieve zero waste by 2020. and currently for the board's information, we are at about 78% of version 9 san francisco. we also have a policy to promote the highest and best use of materials and require consumer and produce solar -- producer responsibility to address recycling, to address products. we also have banned styrofoam and a single use plastic bags in our effort to achieve zero waste. most importantly, this board and
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san francisco passed the mandatory recycling and composting ordinance, and our construction and demolition board. some of the milestones over the last few years, back in 1917, was the first community recycling center founded. in 1987, ab 2020 created the bottle bill or the california redemption value, which allow folks to redeem bottles and cans at different places. in 1990, we launched the bucket curbside recycling program. in 1999, the fantastic three, the three different colored bins were launched. in 2000, there were 30 recycling centers operating in san francisco. in 2003, we established the zero waste goals for 2020. in 2006, our cnd ordinance was
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adopted. in 2009, the mandatory recycling composting ordinance was adopted. in 2011, there were 19 crb centers in san francisco. i want to talk about our department works with the city to increase recycling and composting. the fantastic three system is in over 95% of businesses end residents. we have done an extensive effort to outreach to business and residents, and we do a lot of education and language. we do training for businesses, departments, schools, restaurants, and retailers. we have a comprehensive network of reece businesses in san francisco. 19 recycling centers. about almost 30 years of grants in our department issued.
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with san francisco at nonprofits doing innovative work around diversion policies. these are kind of some of the high level activities that our department is doing. so let's look a little bit about the zeroing in on some of the specific aspects. the bottle bill in california was passed back in 1987. it really creates an incentive program so that individuals can buy bottles and cans and then redeem those. about 20 billion sold at about 16.5 billion redeemed since the crv program was passed. 82% total redemption statewide. 73% actual centers. the centers play an important role in california. about 850 million on an annualized basis is disbursed annually. the long mandate crv zones and
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recycling centers to ensure reduction options and that they are spread across the area, as well as to provide funds to local governments and curbside programs to provide that as an option. the california legislature last year in this year is looking at efforts to increase the redemption value, moving from 5 cents and 10 cents to 10 cents and 20 cents. it was vetoed last year. it is being considered again this year. if that happens, we will probably see that additional uptake i participation and collection. what does collection look like in san francisco? in san francisco, more bottles and cans are recycled through recycling centers than through our curbside program. this represents a total of 17 million in crv production, 6 million going to curbside and 11 million going to our recycling centers. i will note here on our
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recycling centers, what we tend to see is that folks are taking high value and low weight items to our recycling centers. aluminum has a higher redemption value than bottles do, so we are seeing that is the primary uptake. these numbers, around 17 million in san francisco being redeemed, it has been pretty consistent year-to-year, probably for the past five years. this gives a good snapshot of what we collect curbside and what is actually taken to crv centers. how does san francisco kind of the chief our 70% of diversion? just to give you a sense of where we collect, our commercial recycling program that includes our construction and demolition debris recovery probably represents 60% of our recycling and diversion efforts. our curbside program done residential, about 20%. city government, we generate a fair amount, and we represent
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about 15% of our total. and the crv program ranges between 5% and 9%, to give you a context of what our total effort are to achieve the version. notwithstanding all these great efforts in san francisco, there is still about 400,000 tons per year still going to a landfill. about 150,000 tons of organic going into the black bins still. 50,000 tons of paper still going into the black bins. about 5,000 tons of crv containers are still going into the black bands. so there is still rising again amount of work that needs to be done to achieve the zero waste goals that san francisco has. there are a couple of options that certainly our office is working on. we need to continue our programs. we need to work with manufacturers to find solutions for products that